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    DescriptionTrue fear is a gift. Unwarranted fear is a curse. Learn how to tell the difference. A date won't take "no" for an answer. The new nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling. A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers unsolicited help. The threat of violence surrounds us every day. But we "can" protect ourselves, by learning to trust--and act on--our gut instincts. In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the nation's leading expert on violent behavior, shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger--before it's too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker, whose clients include top Hollywood stars and government agencies, offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, including...how to act when approached by a stranger...when you should fear someone close to you...what to do if you are being stalked...how to uncover the source of anonymous threats or phone calls...the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person...and more. Learn to spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life.


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    Title
    The Gift of Fear
    Subtitle
    Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gavin de Becker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 420
    Width: 104 mm
    Height: 168 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780440226192
    ISBN 10: 0440226198
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC subject category V2: JMR
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    B&T General Subject: 725
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25310
    DC21: 362.88
    BISAC V2.8: SOC051000, HEA021000
    DC22: 362.88
    BISAC V2.8: SEL000000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: HM281 .D36 1998
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
    Publication date
    28 December 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Gavin de Becker is a three-time presidential appointee whose pioneering work has changed the way our government evaluates threats to our nation's highest officials. His firm advises many of the world's most prominent media figures, corporations, and law enforcement agencies on predicting violence, and it also serves regular citizens who are victims of domestic abuse and stalking. De Becker has advised the prosecution on major cases, including the O.J. Simpson murder trial. He has testified before many legislative bodies and has successfully proposed new laws to help manage violence.
    Review quote
    "A how-to book that reads like a thriller...provocative...empowering.""--The Boston Globe" "De Becker has a lot to say about crime and the fear of crime, and he says it persuasively...his blend of empathy, reassurance and common sense wows readers.""--Newsweek" "Chilling and fascinating."--Jeffrey Toobin, author of "The Nine"
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    True fear is often a signal that can save your life. Are you listening? The baby-sitter you've just hired makes you uneasy--what should you do? You sense you are being followed --do you confront the stranger...or run? A fired employee says "You'll be sorry"--should you take him seriously? A person in the elevator you are about to enter just doesn't look right--do you wait for the next car? A date won't take "no" for an answer. The new nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling. A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers unsolicited help. The threat of violence surrounds us every day. But we can protect ourselves, by learning to trust--and act on--our gut instincts. In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the nation's leading expert on violent behavior, shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger--before it's too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker, whose clients include top Hollywood stars and government agencies, offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, including...how to act when approached by a stranger...when you should fear someone close to you...what to do if you are being stalked...how to uncover the source of anonymous threats or phone calls...the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person...and more. Learn to spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life.